Thoughts on the Second Reading

Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Gift of Work
Brothers, you know how one must imitate us.
For we did not act in a disorderly way among you,
nor did we eat food received free from anyone.
On the contrary, in toil and drudgery, night and day
we worked, so as not to burden any of you.
Not that we do not have the right.
Rather, we wanted to present ourselves as a model for you,
so that you might imitate us.
In fact, when we were with you,
we instructed you that if anyone was unwilling to work,
neither should that one eat.
We hear that some are conducting themselves among you in a
disorderly way, by not keeping busy but minding the business of others.
Such people we instruct and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ ...
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Santa Claus: Gentling Gomorrah

Wherever there is a living religion it will influence the popular culture.  The notion of gentling the culture, in that specific language, belongs, I think, to Leo XIII, and was used by him to describe the situation in which Christianity, ...
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/ Dr. Patrick, Text&Talk

Thoughts for the Feast of Christ the King

 He is before all things,
and in Him all things hold together.
He is the head of the body, the church.
He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead,
that in all things he himself might be preeminent.
For in Him all the fullness ...
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/ Dr. Patrick, Thoughts on Gospel

Hispanics and Anglos

The Ancestors of English-speaking Americans were living in wattle huts and trying unsuccessfully to fend off the armed Scandinavian migration.  Iberia, later called Hispania, was a much coveted colonial post among aspirant consuls-in-the-making, its climate warm and welcoming, its fields ...
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/ Dr. Patrick, Text&Talk

The Annual John Henry Newman Lecture

Philosophy & the Modern World Presented by Chad Engelland, Ph.D., Chairman of the Philosophy Department 
University of Dallas Saturday, August 31, at Noon Church of the Holy Cross,
4052 Herschel Ave in Dallas, 75219 A box lunch will be ...
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/ Dr. Patrick, Events

Remembering Russia

It is difficult to forget Russia, given the proclivity of the state, real and imagined, to meddle in America elections and to violate egregiously the Monroe Doctrine by sponsoring illiberal client states such as Cuba and Venezuela that are organized ...
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/ Dr. Patrick, Text&Talk

Power

To begin autobiographically, I can never think of the word “power” without thinking of Malcolm Muggeridge’s phrase “the vulgarity of power.”     What Muggeridge had in mind was the uses of power in contemporary culture and politics which typically ...
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/ Dr. Patrick, Text&Talk

The Annual Thomas More Lecture

The Present Confusion Presented by Prof. Joseph Wood, Institute of World Politics Saturday, March 23, at Noon Church of the Holy Cross,
4052 Herschel Ave in Dallas, 75219 A box lunch will be served. Box Lunch, and Good Learning,  ...
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/ Dr. Patrick, Events
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